Monday, January 7, 2013

Big News!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Boy oh Boy and Boy oh Girl Do I have a TON to post about!

                                  IT's a BOY AND a GIRL!!!

Yes folks your read correctly. We are soon leaving to bring home Elias and we will also bring home our precious Emma. We have known we were going back to China at some point for a daughter and Paige has prayed faithfully for 3 years for her sister Emma and we have found our precious Emma!!!!!!!!!!

Emma JUST turned 6 years old on December 27th 2012. She is Deaf and living in Northern China. She is a cutie pie! See for yourself!!!

We will leave in hopefully leave in about 10 days to bring our children home! We are trying hard to get through this last part of the wait and I know I posted before that I was fine with it but that was 3 weeks ago and I am done with waiting haha. Trying hard to hold it together as we know we will get approval any day now to head out and bring our two newest additions to our family home! Today is day 21 of our wait for travel is painstakingly long but we are praying our way through it!

Please pray for us as we embark on this journey. We are still short funds and awaiting results of a possible loan and a possible grant which we are in need of and need to get them quickly. Praying that they both come through. We have applied for all the grants we could, held every fundraiser we could, sold everything we could. Now we just have to trust and pray as it gets down to the wire to travel.

Please Pray for our children here as we leave them behind to go bring home their new brother and sister, it is not easy to stay home while your parents travel thousands of miles away to bring home new siblings 2 weeks later. Pray for our trip that we stay healthy (we both are not healthy right now) and that we have smooth flights. Please pray for a smooth meeting of Emma and then flight to Guangzhou and a smooth meeting of Elias... Pray for Tom and I as we head to Harbin China to brave the 35 -50 below temperatures there to get Emma and then head to 65 degrees in Guangzhou. Pray for a safe flight home.  Pray for the adjustment of our family as we go from a family of 6 to a family of 8.   We are beyond excited!!!!

                Our Handsome Elias is COMING HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

            Our Beautiful Emma is COMING HOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Our last family photo as a family of 6.. the next gathering we shall be a family of 8 and we cant wait!!!!!!


  1. Emma is beautiful!!! Praying for you guys as you get ready to travel. Hope everyone is healthy before you leave!

  2. HOORAH!! Standing by to hear the actual travel date - great joy for y'all!

    hugs and prayers - aus and co.

  3. How exciting! Hope you get to feeling better before you leave, and you get your travel dates soon! It was exactly 2 years ago we were in the same boat, waiting for our Kimi! I can't wait to follow along!

  4. So happy and excited for you and your family, Tracy, and praying that you get your travel approval soon so we can travel to Harbin and Guangzhou together!!

  5. Oh my gosh, Tracy, I hadn't heard about Emma, how exciting!! She is a cutie! You are going to Harbin...take your long johns! Hope you get to see the Ice sculptures Harbin is famous for each winter. I am thrilled for you and your family.
    We are frantically fundraising as well, saying a prayer you will get all the fund you need. Deb Sorensen

  6. Oh, my!!!!! Praying for you, and Elias and Emma.